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23.10.2020

The international relations system has been in the process of transformation since the early 1990-s. The unfulfilled unipolar project, which was being constructed by the USA, is transforming into a more just multipolar world order, which the future of world development belongs to. At the same time one can observe some countries pursue their foreign policies through strength, see the ideologization and militarization of international relations. The United States purposefully destroys the arms control system, develops the global missile defense system, withdrew from the INF Treaty, the Open Skies Treaty, does not agree to extent the New START.

22.10.2020

“The world is now in a state of transformation, and during this period of uncertainty and turbulence realistic analysis and foreign policy planning is more important than ever, especially for Russia”, ‒ Oleg Stepanov, Director of the Foreign Policy Planning Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

14.10.2020

“I offer my congratulations to the fifth cohort of students in the dual-degree program in nonproliferation studies for your admission. This program is important for anyone who cares about the future of US-Russian relations or the global nonproliferation regime. I advise you to use your time wisely, as two years will fly by before you know it. The opportunities provided by PIR Center, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, MGIMO and MIIS are all around you and at your disposal”, ‒ Noah Mayhew, Research Associate at Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.

Rebuilding the Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security

Russian-American dialogue on global security issues has been among PIR Center's priorities for many years. With the current deteriorating state of the bilateral relations, the importance of such dialogue between the two countries has been increasigly growing over the past few years, a tendency that will expectedly remain valid for many years ahead. 

In 2016, PIR Center in partnership with Centre russe d’etudes politiques (Geneva, Switzerland) and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (Monterey, USA) renewed its efforts to promote Track 1.5 dialogue between Russia and the United States by establishing a high-level US-Russian Working Group on the NPT Review Process. In 2017, another initiative by the three institutions was launched that brought leading experts on arms control and strategic stability from the two countries to form Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation in US-Russian Relations. 


“Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability in US-Russian Relations: an Agenda for 2018-2020

"Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability Through Russia-US Dialogue", Recommendations by U.S.-Russia Working Group. Reported by Adlan Margoev, "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director, PIR Center.

Dr. Philipp Bleek, Associate Professor, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Finding Shared Interests Despite Conflicting Ones: A Comment on “Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability Through Russia-U.S. Dialogue”

Dr. Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). "Updating the concept of strategic stability

Dr. Lewis Dunn, Independent Consultant. "Hard, but necessary: Upholding four principles of strategic stability"

Thomas Countryman, Arms Control Association, Chair of Board of Directors. "Trump and Putin have to talk about de-escalation and cyber-interference"

Elena ChernenkoDeputy-head of the Commersant newspaper foreign policy department, PIR Center executive board member"Cyber space: a new battlefield between the US and Russia or a new area of cooperation?"

Robert EinhornSenior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. "Even faced with challenges, arms control can once again improve U.S.-Russian relationship"

Yuri Nazarkin, Professor of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, member of Centre russe d’etudes politiques. "Arms control agenda remains valid until next U.S.-Russia summit"

Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. "Modernizations of Nuclear Weapons: How it Influences Strategic Stability"

Vladimir Leontiev, Deputy Head of the Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. "Modernization of Nuclear Weapons: How it Influences Strategic Stability"

Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. "De-escalation and Crisis Management in U.S.-Russian Relations"

 

“U.S.-Russian Dialogue on the NPT Review Process: Lessons Learned (1970--2017) and Steps Ahead (2018-2020)"

 

Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Co-Chair of the Working Group, Founder & Special Advisor, PIR Center. Introductory Remarks: "The window of opportunity in US-Russian dialogue is closing very quickly"

Hon. Lewis Dunn, Independent Consultant. "How the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Could Dramatically Erode – and Why the United States and Russia Should Cooperate to Prevent that Outcome, and How"

Mr. Aleksandr Kolbin, Consultant, PIR Center. "From Brezhnev to Putin: Dynamics of the Soviet / Russian Leadership Attitude towards Cooperation with the United States on Nuclear Non-Proliferation"

Amb. Yuri Nazarkin, Professor, Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations; Member of Centre russe d’etudes politiques, Geneve. "US-Soviet Negotiations of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty: Experience of the Dialogue, Lessons Learned for Future Work, and Joint Approaches Towards Article VI of the NPT"

Ms. Daria Selezneva, Master's Degree Candidate, MGIMO-MIIS Dual Degree Program. "Soviet-US Negotiations on Articles I & II of the NPT with the Case Study of Multilateral Nuclear Force in Europe: History & Lessons Learned for NPT Review and the Issue of Nuclear Sharing"

Dr. Petr Topychkanov, Nonproliferation Program Fellow, Carnegie Moscow Center. "US-Soviet and US-Russian Dialogue on Nuclear Nonproliferation in South Asia"

 


For questions regarding the "Rebuilding the Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security" project, please contact “Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia” Program Coordinator Sergey Semenov by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via e-mail semenov@pircenter.org.

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